Tag Archives: northern california

Back to the Humboldt Redwoods

As I moved deeper into Humboldt, the Redwood forests thickened and became even more magnificent.  All the same, I knew these woods already, and camping roadside can get tricky, so I didn’t spend a lot of time here. Advertisements

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Heading south via Indian Island

The road beckons, it is time to move on.  I entered the Samoa region via Arcata, drove all the way through, and exited via Indian Island towards Eureka.  Indian Island doesn’t have a great history, as it was where the 1860 Wiyot Massacre occurred.  These days … Continue reading

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Nature and Misc Photos

From the areas surrounding Samoa…  

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Californian Samoa

I spent a few days on the strip of land west of Arcata/Eureka, between the ocean and a bay; Samoa is one of the few small towns there.  All else is open land, ocean, industry and beautiful desolation.  The town … Continue reading

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Wandering around Manila, CA & Humboldt Hobbit House

Manila is tiny decentralized town surrounded by a bay on one side and the ocean on another, located west of Hwy 101, between Arcata and Eureka, on Hwy 255.  I stayed in the area a few days, exploring the surrounding … Continue reading

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Elk, meet elf. Elf, meet elk.

One of my favorite parts of this drive is the region around Elk Meadows; the beautiful animals are nearly always sure to be seen. I admit to usually not staying in my car (as a woodland creature I really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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“The Big Tree” & Redwoods

The signs call it “The Big Tree”…. mind you we have yet to see “Giant Tree”, “Huge Tree” et al, further down the road….   It was, indeed…. a big tree.  Though no larger than others I have seen hiking … Continue reading

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